Gospel Dependency

Our Sunday School teacher handled a really tough question from this morning’s class with wisdom and compassion. The question was one of those that every teacher prays will wait until after class. At least if the answer is a flop, it will only be heard by one. This question came from Colossians, but could easily have been from many passages. It’s those places where the text seems to indicate Christians should be a whole lot holier and righteous than we know we actually are.  Our teacher patiently assured the class, “none of us have arrived.”  We can reflect back over each past week and do one of two things. Linger in the failure, or praise God for making our sin visible, then pray for strength to overcome.  Be thankful there is a battle going on.  That’s an evidence of the Holy Spirit growing us closer to the image of Jesus.  Glory and honor be to God for the grace that comes only through the finished work of Jesus!

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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